This is a delectable mid-century modern bedroom suite from Drexel’s ‘Today’s Living’ Collection. The collection was designed by Milo Baughman and first debuted in 1952. It is considered one of the company’s finest design achievements and represents an important moment in the American modern design movement. The set includes a highboy dresser, one matching nightstand and a massive wall mirror. The highboy is made from figured grain elm wood, a highly unusual and special design choice. The elm wood has a gorgeous imbuement of walnut, pecan and honey-colored tones. The dresser has a six drawer front, each with solid wood construction, dove-tailed joinery and a sleek recessed handle. The sides are fashioned from vertically-cut elm wood with rounded corners which gracefully terminate where they meet the drawers. The piece is mounted on an elm stretcher base with two curved side panels offset by rectangular supports on the front and back. The piece retains its ‘Drexel’ stamp on the inside of the top drawer. It comes with its original matching nightstand, also fashioned from figured grain elm wood.
The nightstand has a two-tiered design to maximize surface space. It is mounted on two U-shaped elm supports held in place with wooden dowels. The front is fitted with one drawer for additional storage. The set also includes a massive solid elm wood mirror with gently tapered edges and a huge inset of original glass. It has heavy duty picture wire on the back for easy hanging. The dresser measures 32” long x 18.25” wide x 41.5” tall. The nightstand measures 21.25” long x 18” wide x 25.25” tall. The mirror measures 49.5” long x 32” tall. All three pieces are in excellent condition. This delightful bedroom suite from Drexel’s ‘Today’s Living’ Collection captures the sleekness of Baughman’s aesthetic with Drexel’s impeccable construction to create a winning set for your home.